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(Rocketnews 24)   Japanese farmer lynches Elmo doll, erects innovative scarecrow that will chase away all crows, all humans under 4   (en.rocketnews24.com) divider line 35
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2014-08-01 12:09:10 AM
Reminds me of those stories I used to hear about Native Americans staking their enemies to the ground under the hot sun and cutting off their eyelids.

/have no idea if that actually ever happened
 
2014-08-01 01:19:57 AM
"But... Elmo LOVES YOU!!"
 
2014-08-01 04:25:56 AM
This is what happens when you nuke a country twice.
 
2014-08-01 04:35:38 AM
Random memory of mine:
When I was young, like five or six, I had a dream in black and white style that this figure that was in a typical detective style get-up was standing behind a window with blinds. then suddenly, it parted the blinds with its fingers and looked directly at me and simply said "boo." It was farking the Elmo doll/thing. that's it. woke up.

/just turned 21 and still remember it clear as day.
//useless and pretty much unrelated. thought I'd share anyways.
///semi-buzzed atm something something slashies come in threes?
 
2014-08-01 04:39:06 AM
It's good that you did that, Prairie Dawn.
 
2014-08-01 05:00:47 AM
Is it bad that after work I drink and visit fark while studying? XD
 
2014-08-01 05:15:20 AM
Scary? Why? It's just a f*cking doll nailed to a post, for Christ's sake ... okay, so I'm going to hell for typing that just now, but damn.

I've seen some Japanese horror movies and the stuff that scares them just bewilders me. This one movie, this guy is going down some stairs, and on the lower landing he sees a little girl in a red dress, holding a balloon. Suddenly, he's paralyzed with fear, clawing at the wall behind him and gibbering in terror while this overly-dramatic music ratchets up the tension.

WTF, dude? It's just a little kid in a dress. Looks normal, too, and very pleasant. WTF are you afraid of, the little girl, the balloon, or the red dress?

Geez, Nancy-San, at least wait until she sprouts tentacles and tries to rip your face off before you pee your kimono.
 
2014-08-01 05:41:13 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Scary? Why? It's just a f*cking doll nailed to a post, for Christ's sake ... okay, so I'm going to hell for typing that just now, but damn.

I've seen some Japanese horror movies and the stuff that scares them just bewilders me. This one movie, this guy is going down some stairs, and on the lower landing he sees a little girl in a red dress, holding a balloon. Suddenly, he's paralyzed with fear, clawing at the wall behind him and gibbering in terror while this overly-dramatic music ratchets up the tension.

WTF, dude? It's just a little kid in a dress. Looks normal, too, and very pleasant. WTF are you afraid of, the little girl, the balloon, or the red dress?

Geez, Nancy-San, at least wait until she sprouts tentacles and tries to rip your face off before you pee your kimono.


A lot of it has to do with folklore. When the ancient religions of a region have like 2 million gods and spirits, stuff sticks around in cultural memory.
 
2014-08-01 06:08:48 AM

gggoddammitt: A lot of it has to do with folklore. When the ancient religions of a region have like 2 million gods and spirits, stuff sticks around in cultural memory.

Meh. Cultural memory is more-or-less baloney imo. For most Japanese born in the last 40 years or so, cultural memory consists largely of Lone Wolf and Cub manga, interspersed with the odd bit of Starship Yamato and the occasional fast-food bowl of beef udon.
 
2014-08-01 06:21:51 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Scary? Why? It's just a f*cking doll nailed to a post, for Christ's sake ... okay, so I'm going to hell for typing that just now, but damn.

I've seen some Japanese horror movies and the stuff that scares them just bewilders me. This one movie, this guy is going down some stairs, and on the lower landing he sees a little girl in a red dress, holding a balloon. Suddenly, he's paralyzed with fear, clawing at the wall behind him and gibbering in terror while this overly-dramatic music ratchets up the tension.

WTF, dude? It's just a little kid in a dress. Looks normal, too, and very pleasant. WTF are you afraid of, the little girl, the balloon, or the red dress?

Geez, Nancy-San, at least wait until she sprouts tentacles and tries to rip your face off before you pee your kimono.


The scary part was that 2 years ago he popped that balloon.

Freaky stuff.
 
2014-08-01 06:33:35 AM
 
2014-08-01 06:36:38 AM
Elmo died for your sins...
 
2014-08-01 06:37:23 AM
...so go clean up your room already!
 
2014-08-01 06:39:48 AM
Tsk, tsk, tsk.  "Amusing"??? Really, Subby?

If anything, this merits the "Hero" tag.

/reminds me of an event that happened at an sf con years ago, involving something called a battlehammer and more-or-less lifesize Barney and Baby Bop pinatas
 
2014-08-01 06:41:53 AM
More disconcerting was the giggling masochistic Elmo in flames.
 
2014-08-01 06:43:31 AM
Eh, the Japanese can get a lot freakier than that.
 
2014-08-01 07:21:06 AM
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2014-08-01 07:47:02 AM
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Elmo didn't do it!
 
2014-08-01 08:09:29 AM
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Blessed be thy Elmo, hallowed be thy name.

/or something...
 
2014-08-01 08:19:18 AM
Danger Avoid Death:

I've seen some Japanese horror movies and the stuff that scares them just bewilders me. This one movie, this guy is going down some stairs, and on the lower landing he sees a little girl in a red dress, holding a balloon. Suddenly, he's paralyzed with fear, clawing at the wall behind him and gibbering in terror while this overly-dramatic music ratchets up the tension.

I believe 'Hausu' is the film you're thinking of, and yes, it was epically farked up.
 
2014-08-01 08:26:12 AM
Prepare for the coming of He Who Walks Behind the Rows!
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/if only I had 'shoop skills...
 
2014-08-01 08:55:46 AM
I've lived in a rural area and passed through a lot of them but I don't think I have ever seen an actual scarecrow in real life except on people's front yard on Halloween.
/not a csb.
 
2014-08-01 09:27:43 AM
If that was terrifying, this one will incur nightmares for years to come

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2014-08-01 09:35:55 AM

Twinkles: Elmo died for your sins...


Alvis killed for your sins.
 
2014-08-01 09:43:28 AM
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Approves
 
2014-08-01 09:46:37 AM
I finally sat through all of the Ilsa movies ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilsa,_She_Wolf_of_the_SS ) and (not knowing what to expect beforehand) I sat through Cannibal Holocaust ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal_Holocaust ), but I've never been able to get through the Guinea Pig movies (  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_Pig_(film_series) ).
 
2014-08-01 09:46:41 AM
I love the deathly stare from Elmo with his awkward happy glare.
 
2014-08-01 10:01:42 AM
In other news...

Japanese Farmers hate gay Muppets!

Film at 11.
 
2014-08-01 10:36:15 AM
Who cares.  Elmo sucks, anyway.  It's all about Oscar the Grouch.
 
2014-08-01 10:40:17 AM

lindalouwho: "But... Elmo LOVES YOU!!"


I was at Walmart with my wife getting a present for some kid, and we walked by the Elmo dolls. I picked one up and in my best Elmo voice said, "Elmo LOVES you. Elmo wants to eat your SOUL!". I thought it was hilarious until I turned around to see a kid crying behind me and staring at the doll in my hand. Then it was all awkward turtle.
 
2014-08-01 10:57:34 AM
So what made-up definition of lynch are we going with here?
 
2014-08-01 12:32:37 PM
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I read that as he hung an EMO.
 
2014-08-01 01:15:05 PM
Well, Elmo deserved it. Right?
 
2014-08-01 02:02:44 PM

Loadmaster: Well, Elmo deserved it. Right?


He IS an anti-Semitic asshole.

/And likes underage twinks
 
2014-08-01 03:25:49 PM

LazyMedia: Loadmaster: Well, Elmo deserved it. Right?

He IS an anti-Semitic asshole.

/And likes underage twinks


And he's really just Grover dyed Orange/Red.
 
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